Build a home

Luxury Voluntourism Guatemala

On the outskirts of Antigua are villagers living in terrible conditions: shacks of corrugated iron, woefully inadequate for the rainy season, bringing on sickness and disease, and lower productivity and school absences that ensue.

You can make a difference for one family by helping build them a home, a safe place to live, to which they will have legal title.

What’s more, by rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, you get to know the family, gain insights into their lives, and potentially make new friends with whom you can keep in touch.

Accommodation in Antigua

meaningful luxury travel Posada del Angel

A colonial inn in Antigua that has hosted a who’s who of royalty and statesmen. Colorful yet graceful décor creates a very exclusive space, and the suites are decked out in luxurious fabrics and bedding. Wood burning fireplaces and period antiques add to the quality. The dining room has the feel of a historic chapel, […]

meaningful luxury travel El Convento

Cobblestone streets and an 18th century convent lead to this boutique hotel with a strong history. The building dates back to 1558 and was the first two-level building in the city. The all-suite property has decadent touches, such as a rooftop Jacuzzi built into the cedar beams. Brick bathrooms and a high-end gourmet restaurant complete […]

meaningful luxury travel Casa Encantada

Boutique inns are something that Antigua does very well, and this one is no exception, with its nine rooms, all with four poster beds and Italian linens. There’s a sun deck with a small pool for cooling off. All in all, the timber and iron gate that you will nose through from the streets leads […]


Colonial architecture and cobbled streets would be enough for a unique atmosphere but the volcanoes edging up over the tile roofs add to the memorable nature of this city. You can explore the streets easily on foot, stopping off at crumbling churches and to admire the smart townhouses. Be sure to indulge in a culinary scene that’s still a well-kept secret.